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Neal Eaton

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  • date: 7-9-20
MULTI-FACETED DESIGNER Apparel & Accessory Development | Graphic Design | Print Patterns Trend & Color Direction | Creative Manager | POP Displays
  • Region(s):
  • Southeast, Midsouth, Southwest

3D & POP Displays

3D & POP Displays X
3D was a new area for me, but my attention to detail and understanding of space and materials enabled me to create displays that helped brands and retailers lead their customers along the path to purchase. Primary tool was Lightwave 3D software.

Technical Illustrations & Details

Technical Illustrations & Details X
Technical and Detail Illustrations for Apparel, Accessories, Embellishments/Trims and Packaging. I have included some examples of hand made prototype packaging in this group as well. Updates coming for revised pages, based on 1st in this grouping.

Packaging Development

Packaging Development X
I was trained in Graphic Design, and have always loved being able to create the materials to reinforce the branding through Trims, Labels and Packaging.

Surface & Pattern

Surface & Pattern X
Pattern Design & Screen Prints are things I absolutely love...both techniques allow you to play with color & make what can be plain, and make it festive. I was responsible for Trend, Color Direction & development for each of the items in this group.

Merchandising & Look Books

Merchandising & Look Books X
Some examples of Merchandising of Apparel & Accessories into stories that allow the consumer to discover perfect combos. This includes multi-category retail end caps and plan-o-grams.

Logos & Branding

Logos & Branding X
Some examples of Logo Development & Branding for Product Lines.
  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Mens
    Childrens
  • Specialties

    Loungewear
    All Over Prints
    Men's Wear
    Shirts
    Young Men's
    Bottoms
    Underwear
    Outerwear
    Packaging
    POP Displays
  • Years of Experience

    25
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    $50.00
  • Technologies

    Illustrator
    InDesign
    Creative Cloud
    Photoshop
    PLM
    Hand Drawing
    LightWave 3D
    Microsoft Office
  • Social

More Information

Most recently as a designer of In-Store Marketing and POP displays for a multi-national company's Dallas office, my focus was to help brands and retailers to capture consumer attention and provide a path to purchase.

As Creative Director of Apparel & Accessories for a Texas-centric outdoor lifestyle brand, my skills were flexed to include all product development, design and production. In choosing key items to update, I was able to expand the customer base by refining fits, exploring new materials and updates to branding. With the sales team, I led development and launch of Collegiate Licensed product that secured placement in Better Menswear Retailers.

I was the Creative Director for Men's Sleepwear and Underwear within a global Merchandising company based in Dallas, I was Creative lead for a team of artists who launched the Sleep Division. Our business grew from a few accounts to representation in all tiers of retail, including all door rollouts at Hot Topic, Spencer's Gifts, Target and WalMart. My influence touched all aspects of our product from garment design and fabrication, print development and design of trims & packaging. Some successful items of note: re-launch of Underoos for the Whole Family, the launch of Dickie's Underwear, and packaging/folding methodology that doubled merchandise density, later adopted industry-wide.

I trained in Graphic Design for Print and transitioned into Apparel Product Development & Design. Over my career I have developed apparel collections, designed line catalogs and just about everything in between. I love the relentless schedule and competitive nature of the Apparel Industry.

I have been responsible for multiple categories of Graphic Tee programs for Houston, Texas based Academy Sports & Outdoors. These programs included fashion based and event based screens for Men, Missy and Girls.

Provided guidance to develop and launch an eco-friendly line of Sportswear and Medical Scrubs, helping to secure placement at Specialty Retail. My contribution was in the research and development of garment designs, graphic elements and trim kits.

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